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Mar

Ski suit

Copied from Houston Chronicle Columnist, Jim Barlow
In Santa Ana, Calif., an appeals court ruled that a skier who was paralyzed after he collided with the steel post that supported a sign saying Be Aware – Ski With Care may sue the resort that erected the sign.

The winner of the Fourth Annual American Express Most Outrageous Gift Search was the Do-It-Yourself Mink Coat Kit, which included a mink trap, skinners knife, pelt stretcher, needle and thread. Runners-up included a jar of navel lint, a dead cats ashes, a gift certificate to an out-of-business restaurant and a voodoo doll complete with needles and instructions.

Our Run For The Hills, The Lawyers Have Landed Award to a lawsuit filed against the publisher of the Beardstown Ladies Common-Sense Investment Guide, which seeks damages because the 1995 book exaggerated the profits of the club of elderly women investors by adding contributions by its members into its total investment gains. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, claims the publisher should have known of the inflated figures.

The All The News Thats Not Fit To Print Award to a former employee of the Gwinnett Daily Post in Georgia who was sentenced to three months in prison and fined $2,800 for offering to sell confidential business information about the newspaper to the rival Atlanta Journal-Constitution – which alerted authorities.

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